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University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Direct Enroll Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: On-Campus Apartment, On-Campus Dormitory Program Advisor: Office of Education Abroad (Email
Courses Offered: Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Arabic, Art History, Art Studio, Artificial Intelligence, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Bioethics, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classics, Communication Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Finance, French, German, History, History and Philosophy of Science, International Studies, Italian, Japanese, Law, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Neuroscience, Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Political Science, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Sports Medicine, Teacher Education, Theater, Women's and Gender Studies
Program Description:

University of Leeds

Why Leeds?

The University of Leeds (sometimes called Leeds University) is a university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK. It first started in 1831 with the opening of a school to teach medicine which was one of the first outside of London, Oxford, and Cambridge.  Today, the University is home to 24,000 undergraduate students and is considered one of the best universities in the UK.  Leeds offers more more than 500 degree programs with most modules open to visiting students. Though all researach at Leeds is on the cutting edge, Leeds has developed expertise in unique areas such as color chemistry, fire science, and pilot studies.

Academic Highlights


The Summer School runs for four weeks and comprises two 2-week blocks, running consecutively. Each 2-week module is worth 10 Leeds credits so by completing the four-week programme you will receive 20 Leeds credits (6 US or 10 ECTS overall). You must attend for the full four weeks.

There are four modules in each block - when you apply you should select one module from each.

If you successfully complete Leeds International Summer School you will receive a University of Leeds transcript with individual grades for each course and a Certificate of Attendance.


The Study Abroad Programme allows students to spend one or two semesters studying at the University of Leeds, and then transfer the credit earned at Leeds back to their home university. You should be in good academic standing at your home university, with a GPA of 3.0 (US System) or equivalent. If your first language is not English, please refer to our section on Language Requirements. Our university uses modules to provide a dedicated course of education. Please visit our study abroad webpages for more details and a list of our available modules.

Student Life

Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

University residences are guaranteed to all Study Abroad and Exchange students who apply for accommodation online before the following deadlines:

    September Arrival: July 1st
    January Arrival: December 1st

Students can choose from dormitories and flats, catered or non-catered.  You will be able to apply for accommodation online after you have received your Student Identification Number. This will be sent to you in your acceptance email and by regular mail once your acceptance letter has been generated.

If you have any questions regarding accommodation, such as the best halls for your budget or needs, then the Accommodation Office will be able to offer you the best advice. For more information, please see

There are also many off-campus opportunities, as Leeds has no shortage of private student accommodation. Unipol is one of the safest places to start looking, due to its affiliations with the University: .

When can exchange students move in to the Hall of Residence?
Approximately a month before your arrival you will receive an email notification with details of your allocation. This email will also give you the exact start date of your contract. It is very important that you accept your offer of a room immediately as per the instructions in the email.

Students who wish to arrive early can arrange temporary university accommodation through the accommodation website


Entry Visa
Please read the following webpage for information on your visa options:

IMPORTANT: Full-year students will be issued with a "Certificate of Acceptance for Studies" (CAS) in order to apply to the UK Border Agency for a Tier 4 Visa.  Single semester students will not be issued automatically with a CAS, but can be issued with one on request. Further information will be included in your acceptance email.

If you would like more information about PBS, please look at:

Health Insurance & Immunizations

Leeds has no compulsory health insurance policy. Private insurance is, however, recommended - particularly if students will be studying for less than 6 months.

The NHS is publicly funded and includes services provided by family doctors (general practitioners); specialists; hospitals; dentists; the ambulance service and opticians. Some NHS services are free to everyone, some are subsidised and there are some services for which you will have to pay the full cost.

Please read the following webpage for up-to-date information on access to healthcare in the UK:


When should I arrive?
Travel and arrival information can be found at:

Orientation information can be found at:

Is airport reception available?
Leeds provides a ‘Meet & Greet’ service from Leeds/Bradford airport, Leeds train station and Leeds Coach and Bus Station:

Is there any bank on campus?
If you can show that you will be in the UK as a student for one year, you should be able to open a student bank account. If you will be in the UK for less than one year, you might not be able to open a student bank account, but you may be able to open an ordinary cash account at certain banks.

There are three banks near campus – HSBC, Barclays and NatWest (all opposite the Parkinson Building) and one bank on campus, Satander (in the Students' Union building). There are some differences in the type of services and the opening requirements for different accounts.

For more information on opening a bank account in Leeds, please see


For information on managing your finances and estimated living expenses, please read the information on the following webpage:

    Costs to take into account:
    Local transportation
        Depending on where the chosen accommodation is located, students could walk/cycle to the University or to the city.
    Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery)
    Personal expenses
    There are no additional administration fees for students to pay on arrival.


Office responsible for incoming exchange students Study Abroad Office

Living in Leeds

The University is on a single campus about a ten-minute walk away from Leeds city centre. It is an eclectic mix of the old and the new reflecting its 100 years history. Brand new buildings and state-of-the-art facilities co-exist with impressive older landmark buildings.  Everything you are likely to need is on campus, with the added benefit of the bustling city a stone's throw away. Leeds is the 'capital' of the Yorkshire and Humber region and a renowned centre for shopping, arts, sport, leisure, entertainment and nightlife. It has everything you would expect from a major city and is surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside and many places of interest.
Escape from the bustle of the city is not far.  Over 65% of the Leeds district is green belt land and the city centre is less than twenty miles (32 km) from the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which offers some of the most spectacular scenery and countryside in the UK.


While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.